Free open Job in Australasia Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland

The School of Chemical Engineering is an international leader in the Chemical Engineering field and has an excellent international reputation which has been built over four decades at the University.

With 39 academic staff, including 21 professors, the School provides quality programs and leadership in Chemical Engineering education, research and development, and expert consulting to support the process industries. The School conducts undergraduate teaching in the disciplines of chemical, biological, environmental, materials and metallurgical engineering and teaches into postgraduate programs in growing fields including water, sustainable energy and petroleum engineering. The School’s project-centred curriculum was chosen in a RAE & MIT study as one of six global exemplars in leading engineering education. UQ Chemical Engineering was ranked in the top 35 worldwide in the 2017 QS subject rankings for Chemical Engineering and received top ranking (5/5) in research excellence in the 2015 ERA exercise.

The school is entering an exciting phase building on recent successes in individual industry-linkages and international-research partnerships, a new building proposal being examined, a range of senior staff examining transitions to emeritus roles, and a new diverse and inclusive school culture being developed. We are interested in new staff to join us in this exciting journey to further increase our local and international impact in learning and discovery in Chemical Engineering.

The role:
The role is for a teaching and research academic in the School of Chemical Engineering. Specifically this will be done by teaching into undergraduate and postgraduate programs, conducting new research and postgraduate supervision and performing administrative and other activities associated with the School.  Strategic research and teaching areas for this role have been identified as process engineering and data analysis, bioengineering and sustainable materials and engineering.

The person:
The person will have a passion for academic activities including research, teaching and engagement. Applicants should hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering, or related field, and a demonstrated capability of research and teaching in Chemical Engineering. Desired personal qualities include purposeful leadership, capability to work collaboratively with academic colleagues and industry partners and high level communication skills and empathetic listening. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic level C. The remuneration package will be in the range AUD$112,874.46 – $130,150.91 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$132,063.12 – $152,276.56 p.a.).

To discuss this role please contact Prof Peter Halley on +61 7 3365 7006 or

To submit an application for this role, go to and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Applications close: 31 January 2018

Job no: 501189

UQ is an equal opportunity employer.